INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS VISITING HAVILAH
Visitor rules during COVID-19 pandemic 2020.
There are current visitor restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus or COVID-19.
Visiting times are currently between 9am and 5pm Monday - Sun.
We ask that visitors adhere to these times and only visit if essential. Please advise other family members of these time frames. We request that you continue with the reduced time of visits to 30 minutes. Visits are limited to a maximum of two immediate social supports (family members, close friends) or professional service or advocacy twice per day. Visiting times and numbers of visitors are able to be relaxed in special circumstances such as during palliative care or to provide care and support for residents with dementia when this has been your normal practice.
When visiting you must visit with one resident within their room or within the external grounds of the facility. As a normal practice you cannot visit with any other residents. Where you are the main contact person for more than one resident please advise reception so that your special visiting needs can be accommodated. Social distancing is important and needs to be maintained to a range of 1.5 metres (5 foot).
Key directions from the Victorian Chief Health Officer
• Visit must be for the purpose of ‘providing care or support’ and only one visit per day in most states. • Exception if it is for end-of-life care - more visitors allowed.
Also, you cannot visit if you:
• Have returned from overseas within the last 14 days. • Have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the last 14 days. • Have fever or symptoms of respiratory illness. • Have not been vaccinated against influenza (after 1/5/2020)
Also note that children aged 16 years or less must be permitted only by exception, as they are generally unable to comply with hygiene measures.